Demographer

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Overview: Demographers study the makeup, distribution and trends of a population- particularly areas such as births, deaths and immigration. They collect statistical data, analyze the data for trends and predict future trends. Many times demographers work for the government, but some are employed as market analysts for private companies.

Geographers at work:  Geographers make natural demographers because the core concepts of demography (birth rate, death rate, ext.) are taught as introductory human geography concepts. Geographers are trained to not only to collect large amounts of data, but to analyze in spatially as well.

Skills: Data analysis, statistical analysis, geographic information systems (GIS), population geography, working with census data.

Written by Kaleigh Shuler